Pattern of the week: thinking of… puff hexagons!

Hi everyone!

I’ve got a funny one for you this week 🙂

When I saw this on ravelry it was instant love! You know I love crocheting, and hexagons always look pretty neat… so yay for this pattern!

 

Hexa-Puff Quilt

by arhoglen

Hexagon ♥ blanket, day 2

I finally got my blanket back from my mother in law. I am slightly disappointed cause she insisted so much to have it there for a week, so that she could learn to weave ends in and?? She did nothing! So I basically lost a whole week of crocheting for it, which is actually nothing special cause I run out of yarn and I will have to wait till friday to buy more skeins, but still… I told her I was in a hurry with it, cause I am working on several projects at the same time. Bah

I only bought one of each colour to start with, so that I could see how much yarn the blanket would eat up, and I’m pretty amazed that with 5 skeins I managed to make 36 hexagons! If I am not wrong, which could be since I am terrible at maths, with 4 skeins of each colour I should reach the quota of 140 hexagons 🙂

Hexagon <3 blanket, day 2

Hexagon <3 blanket day 2

HEXAGONS ❤ BLANKET:
– Starting date: October 16th 2009
– Finishing date (ext): anytime before Xmas!!!
– Number of hexagons according to project: 140
– Number of hexagons made so far: 36

Hexagons make me happy :) (day 1)

Hey everyone!
Did you miss me? lol I have been crocheting like crazy lately, so much that I think I’ll need a wrist/elbow transplant soon :) I have just decided to take a couple of days off from my crocheting fever to rest my back a bit, so here I am with a couple new post and funny projects to show you!

Remember my previous post about Hexagons ?

Well, my obsession not only didn’t fade away, but it got even increased by discovering the creative talent of Attic24:

Ta-dah! It's finished!

In a sudden creativity explosion I decided to make such a blanket (but more a knee rug actually) for my mum this Xmas.
I went buying some yarn the other day with my boyfriend but I totally *effed* it up. Our livingroom in Italy is all in neutral colours, cream, orange and coffee brown, so I figured such a colour combination would be an asset for the blanket as well.
My fave yarn store in Maribor (Slovenia) didn’t have ANY of those colours in a soft bulky yearn which would make the blanket something affordable and easy to make. So I bought just one orange, brown and cram skein of wool/acrylic blend to try and well, I really didn’t like the result. The hexagons were stiffy and riculously small. I would have needed 3 years to come out with anything in the size of a blanket! So I went back to the store the following day and I got to change the yarn I didn’t use. I decided to change colours completely and went for a sweet pink, turquese, cream, purple and green. I thought that choosing 5 colours for a pattern that requires 4 for each hexagon would give me a nice turnover without adding too many colours and I think I was right!

Hexagon blanket, day 1

These are the 20 hexagons I made in a 24 hours crocheting marathon 🙂 Considering that I also ate, slept and went to the cinema watching Julie & Julia in the meantime (eheh) I think they work quite fast! What do you think? Any feedback on the colour choice? I am pretty proud of the fact that so far no hexagon is looking like another.

I left the blanket at my in laws on Sunday, so no more crocheting until next Friday. My mother in law insisted on having it there to learn weaving in ends, so well, I thought I’d share some of the fun 🙂

I also thought I’d make a list of “project stats” from now on… so here they are:

HEXAGONS ❤ BLANKET:
– Starting date: October 16th 2009
– Finishing date (ext): anytime before Xmas!!!
– Number of hexagons according to project: 140
– Number of hexagons made so far: 23

Hexagon <3

I had a new afghan project in mind (before I started the one I’m working on right now… see next post!) so I was making experiments with hexagons. I really like the way they look when sewed together and they make quite an interesting design 🙂

I joined the Flickr group hexagon love a while ago and it’s been super inspiring!
I loved the blankets, as this one by mundo a cores
Day 3
Such a blanket could really cheer you up on a bad day 🙂 I have in mind to make such a cool one in the future, I just need to find the right colours!

Anyway, my absolutely faves are the ones by sarah london textiles
colourful hexagons
She is a true artist and her works are so bright and colourful!

So, as you can see, I’m an hexagon freak and I had to try and make at least one!
The pattern is really easy actually, not much different from a normal afghan square…
My first crocheted exagon
I used 2 random colours from my stash, since this is just a try, but I’m pretty happy with the pattern I came up with, cute eh?

I’m going to start my first hexagon blanket as soon as I finish the 2 ones I’m working on right now!